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A Q&A with Winston Krone, Kivu
Unfortunately, for now, it appears that ransomware attacks, wherein hackers encrypt data and hold the decryption key for a sum of money, are here to stay. That leaves the attacked organization with a tough quandary: whether or not to actually give in to the criminal’s demands. We talked to Kivu’s Winston Krone about the latest thinking on when it’s appropriate to pay the ransom.